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A Fond Farewell to the King of Pop

Jun 26, 2009

by Michelle Traub

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Here at Etsy, the community mourns the loss of Michael Jackson by paying tribute rooted in creativity. Throughout his career, MJ was a figure of innovation: a global phenomenon who broke down boundaries not just in music, but race and culture as well. With the best selling record of all time, a repertoire of music videos that redefined the medium, and an edgy style that sparked trends around the world, Michael serves as a constant reminder that the greatest threat to art is compliance. 

To do Jackson’s legacy justice, we channel his inspiration in order to create something fresh and original.  Let’s all take a moment out of our day to moonwalk across our studios, and collectively express, “R.I.P. MJ!”

Which Michael Jackson era helped you come of age? Reminisce in the comments below!

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293 comments

  • beautifulbridget

    beautifulbridget said 8 years ago

    So sad :( He'll be missed!

  • missindie

    missindie said 8 years ago

    I miss him so much. Long live the King! xo.

  • beautifulbridget

    beautifulbridget said 8 years ago

    His "Thriller" had the most impact on me....what a bummer that he's gone!

  • missindie

    missindie said 8 years ago

    Haha I remember when I was 5 or 6 and I spent hours in our kitchen trying to moonwalk across the tile floor. I could NEVER get it right and got so frustrated :P I still can't moonwalk.

  • dogties

    dogties said 8 years ago

    Tragic!!!

  • FancifulForm

    FancifulForm said 8 years ago

    :o(

  • buttermilkcreek

    buttermilkcreek said 8 years ago

    Yesterday was a very sad day. That missing star necklace is very touching.

  • thestapeliacompany

    thestapeliacompany said 8 years ago

    Sad. What a waste.

  • ModernPop

    ModernPop said 8 years ago

    So sad too. I can't believe he is gone!

  • cozycottagecreations

    cozycottagecreations said 8 years ago

    So sad. I still can't believe it. He truly is a legend and will be so missed. I used to watch the Jackson 5's animated series when I was little. I love them so much even back then. I have a vivid memory of wanting them (their animated selves) to visit me in my kindergarten class. I would look at my kindergarten door and image Michael's face waving to me through the window. I feel like I grew up with Michael. I guess I did. Even my daughter's now - age 6 and 8 recognize his music and get excited when it comes on the radio - I couldn't bring myself to tell them yesterday that he died.

  • KarmaRox

    KarmaRox said 8 years ago

    Nice tribute! Would love to see one on Farrah Fawcett, too. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27003280&ref=sr_gallery_3&&ga_search_query=farrah&ga_search_type=all&ga_page=&order=date_desc&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

  • fantasymarks

    fantasymarks said 8 years ago

    I am brainstorm putting together a Michael Jackson remembrance plush of him in the 80's. Ideas for Farrah Fawcett are coming to me too. I feel that helps us remember them before they ran into such adversity.

  • dreamypleasures

    dreamypleasures said 8 years ago

    He was my age - so we grew up together. He will be missed.

  • JewelryByIrene

    JewelryByIrene said 8 years ago

    He will be missed by all!

  • KOALACaddie

    KOALACaddie said 8 years ago

    I always think of the Thriller video - a creation truly inspired! He'll be welcomed home ~ All is Well

  • edithandlulu

    edithandlulu said 8 years ago

    I used to do my chores to the Thriller album. In 3rd grade we used to shut down class every Friday at 2PM to listen to it and dance. All the boys would try to impress the girls with their moonwalks.

  • cathypeng

    cathypeng said 8 years ago

    His death came as such a shock! RIP MJ.

  • fantasymarks

    fantasymarks said 8 years ago

    oopsies, brainstorming.

  • redyellowandblueink

    redyellowandblueink said 8 years ago

    I remember as a kid dancing in front of the mirror with my record player spinning Michael Jackson's "Off the Wall" Pretty overwhelming, no matter what went on through his life he was a huge part of our popular culture, even throughout the world, but he is a true US icon for sure. I'm glad the storque did this nice little tribute, he was too huge to overlook.

  • JulieMeyer

    JulieMeyer said 8 years ago

    I loved Michael Jackson in the 80's! I just showed my 10 year old and his friend the Thriller and Beat It videos on Youtube and they've been trying to moonwalk.

  • PoleStar

    PoleStar said 8 years ago

    Thriller was the first album I ever owned. My friend and I used to lay it on our brown Fisher Price record player and dance until we dropped. Such fond memories of him.

  • forsythecompanystore

    forsythecompanystore said 8 years ago

    he was the soundtrack of my younger years. he will be missed.

  • UrbanAdornments

    UrbanAdornments said 8 years ago

    Still don't believe it! Such a sad day.

  • zwzzy

    zwzzy said 8 years ago

    Fairwell Captain EO! :*(

  • XPoppysWickedGardenX

    XPoppysWickedGardenX said 8 years ago

    We'll miss You MJ I hope you have found perfect peace and happiness! RIP

  • fabricandlines

    fabricandlines said 8 years ago

    "[He] has captured their imagination like a bright piece of construction paper." - Seymour Skinner, the Simpsons

  • enhabiten

    enhabiten said 8 years ago

    RIP. A genius and part of my formative years.

  • atouchofvintage

    atouchofvintage said 8 years ago

    it was my first record! i played it all the time!

  • SaucyBird

    SaucyBird said 8 years ago

    I'm so sad, the world lost a great talent. I remember dancing around in my friend's basement as a kid, trying to learn the moves to Thriller. In college Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' was the song they always used to shut down the club. A few years ago a guy in my old neighborhood used to cruise the streets blaring PYT. (So obnoxious, but we couldn't help but smile when we heard it.) MJ's music has always been there, from the time I was a child until now. I hope he now has the peace he so greatly deserves.

  • BululuStudio

    BululuStudio said 8 years ago

    RIP and Now he's a legend

  • PhotosbyKymm

    PhotosbyKymm said 8 years ago

    Well I would have to go back as far as the Jackson five growing up in the 70's was great ...Also have to state Farrah will be missed too..

  • hozzlebozzle

    hozzlebozzle said 8 years ago

    Can't believe it..... I'm numb with shock... I can't believe he's gone... he was the first pop star I ever became obsessed with... I remember making home video music videos as a kid, with my little brothers, busting moves to Michael Jackson's album Bad... Man, I still try to do the moonwalk in clubs every time one of his songs comes on... I was just making a fool of myself attempting it last Friday night... I just can't absorb this.... its a stunning tragedy...

  • OceanGrrl

    OceanGrrl said 8 years ago

    Definitely Thriller would have to be the album that did it for me. Such a sad day.

  • VictoriousVixen

    VictoriousVixen said 8 years ago

    thanks for an amazing first concert. I'll always remember how much fun we had & what an awesome showman you were.

  • thaitee

    thaitee said 8 years ago

    RIP!!!

  • nomadshop

    nomadshop said 8 years ago

    at least once a day I put on thriller... always makes me feel good and groovy... today I did it like always but then immediately I had tears coming up... sad day... his music will stay forever with us thou...

  • Toxicguineapigs

    Toxicguineapigs said 8 years ago

    Still can't believe it's true..

  • stamp

    stamp said 8 years ago

    RIP Michael.

  • LaCamelot

    LaCamelot said 8 years ago

    The world sent a beautiful gift to heaven...Michael Jackson!

  • therainbowroom

    therainbowroom said 8 years ago

    wow! love your write up so so so much! What a guy : ) "R.I.P. MJ!" **off to moonwalk now ; )**

  • Bananaberries

    Bananaberries said 8 years ago

    Such sad news. M.J's music was a part of my childhood-Adult hood. He accomplished alot and touched so many world wide.

  • RightAsRainCreations

    RightAsRainCreations said 8 years ago

    I used to sing Billie Jean all the time - it drove my mom crazy as I was 11 at the time and she didn't think it was very appropriate. When I think about what 11 year olds listen to today, I have to laugh! I also owned several MJ gloves in my sticker collection. The white velvet one with the spangles was my favorite. I hope you are at peace, Michael. My thoughts are with your family.

  • swinginmartinis

    swinginmartinis said 8 years ago

    Last night I decided to dust off my old Thriller Vinyl. Good times.

  • CheekyVintageCloset

    CheekyVintageCloset said 8 years ago

    Great article. Definately a loss!

  • TheLoudLion

    TheLoudLion said 8 years ago

    so sad, i lOVED him in the 80's - he'll never be forgotten :(

  • EJPcreations

    EJPcreations said 8 years ago

    So sad!

  • wireddesign

    wireddesign said 8 years ago

    R.I.P. MJ - We'll still be listening!

  • jdfootloose

    jdfootloose said 8 years ago

    R.i.p michael jackson!! you will be greatly missed I made tribute to him on my blog... http://jdfootloose.blogspot.com Black or white was probaly my coming of age song! but they are all great!!!

  • Xenotees

    Xenotees said 8 years ago

    The news of his death gave me chills. That doesn't usually happen to me when I hear that someone famous has died. One of my all-time favorite songs he sang is "Who's Loving You". To sing like that at such a young age... Wow. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOxIKJTTB2k

  • austinrock

    austinrock said 8 years ago

    His music and dance will live on in all our hearts, RIP. What a loss with Farrah too.

  • pinkdandyshop

    pinkdandyshop said 8 years ago

    I think that the entire world will remain in shock for a long time because of the loss of M.J. What an icon!! My favorite childhood memory was when I was a little girl. I told all my friends that Michael Jackson was going to come to my birthday party. He was there, but, poster style. A huge poster of Michael Jackson hung up proudly in my mothers kitchen. The funny thing is that none of the kids or myself even realized that he wasn't ACTUALLY there because he WAS. R.I.P Michael!

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 8 years ago

    So sad!! "One Day in Your Life" is always my fave.

  • RubyStudios

    RubyStudios said 8 years ago

    My parents have a cassette tape (remember those?) with my little brother and I when we were about 7 and 4 singing "Beat it! Beat it!" and then a mumble of nonsensical words in our tiny little chipmunk voices. What was he saying in that song anyway? Sad for anyone to pass away so young.

  • mermaidglass

    mermaidglass said 8 years ago

    Such a shock! I grew up outside Gary, IN and loved the Jackson 5 when I was little! I would wander around the house singing 'I'll Be There' until I drove everyone crazy. He was a true original with the talent to pull it off.

  • SundraSandrusi

    SundraSandrusi said 8 years ago

    So sad!!!

  • curlyfrysc

    curlyfrysc said 8 years ago

    Beat me to it.

  • mulberrymoose

    mulberrymoose said 8 years ago

    Just so sad.

  • streeturchinvintage

    streeturchinvintage said 8 years ago

    just saw WE ARE THE WORLD video...mad me sad =(

  • calexandra

    calexandra said 8 years ago

    Im stunned! he was my - childhood dancing childhood singing childhood star childhood hero and will always be in my heart, im so pleased that once upon a happy time I saw him perform and he was AMAZING. Rest in peace Michael xx

  • iomiss

    iomiss said 8 years ago

    :(((( I love "dirty diana". ciao Michael

  • humblebea

    humblebea said 8 years ago

    Rest in peace Michael Jackson.

  • mariagotijoyas

    mariagotijoyas said 8 years ago

    He was so talented!!

  • whiteserenade

    whiteserenade said 8 years ago

    Great treasury. He was so talented.

  • mushroomtrio

    mushroomtrio said 8 years ago

    Please Rest In Love Michael... You'll Never be Forgotten through Music,Humanitarian Work you have started many decades ago, and your appreciation towards Art. Let your Party begin with the others, I wish I was there...Love u!

  • stonz

    stonz said 8 years ago

    Hearing children running around on the streets of Haifa, Israel in 1985, singing "We are the World" in their heavily accented english...as they laughed and played tag... a moment I will never forget.

  • EfiaFair

    EfiaFair said 8 years ago

    Thanks Etsy, for this. I love this tribute and all the comments. His music is so entwined with my youth I don't know where to begin. But I do remember that the "Thriller" video used to SCARE me! :) I remember going to the roller skating rink (before in-line skates) and the floor was bumpy wooden, and the place was a little creepy to begin with, and every time they played Thriller, I loved it but I was frightened too. Peace be with you, Michael.

  • MadLexVintage

    MadLexVintage said 8 years ago

    I still have a very vivid memory of my favorite t-shirt from the 80's. I was about 8, it was yellow (my favorite color back then) and it had an iron on of MJ dressed in white. I wore that shirt so much, eventually the picture withered away... Last night, as I organized items from my shop, I pulled out my MJ greatest hits CD and blasted it. He will be missed!! xoxox

  • cherdak

    cherdak said 8 years ago

    So sad when someone leaves this world at such a young age. He was a legend and will be missed greatly ! I can't stop watching TV today, MTV got a tribute to him all day long. Great memories. Thriller was the 1st album that I've heard in the early 90s when I was in high school back in Latvia. Good times...

  • laslopezlas

    laslopezlas said 8 years ago

    SO SAD! :-(

  • weirdwolf Admin

    weirdwolf said 8 years ago

    Well said. Sad news indeed.

  • MelroseFields

    MelroseFields said 8 years ago

    Wonderful tribute. RIP MJ.

  • istiferet

    istiferet said 8 years ago

    I remember my listening to Thriller with my older cousins thinking it was the coolest thing EVER! I was really, really young, like maybe 6, and the album had been out for a few years... but that was a fond early memory. It's just so hard to believe because you expect people like Michael Jackson to just be there- forever... I am sad.

  • cleobelle

    cleobelle said 8 years ago

    Great tribute Etsy. RIP Michael xo

  • dinafragola

    dinafragola said 8 years ago

    I remember staying up till midnight to watch the entire Thriller video for the first time! And a bit off topic, I never could convince my mom to get me the Charlie's Angels action figures, but I did get a Michael Jackson one :)

  • sunbasilgarden

    sunbasilgarden said 8 years ago

    One person that connected the entire world..no matter where you live- you knew MJ!

  • lolos

    lolos said 8 years ago

    Thank you Etsy for posting something about "The King of Pop" Michael Jackson. It's hard to believe it's gone. I love his music and videos a lot. He'll be missed! Descansa en Paz Michael! Mi idolo se fue :-(((

  • decoratethediva

    decoratethediva said 8 years ago

    Thriller... we all know the moves! I was remembering the fun I had listening to MJ in the eighties with my friends and learning all the words and moves to his MTV videos. Very sad!

  • cbeatty23

    cbeatty23 said 8 years ago

    Jeez, I can't even pick a favorite song of his - I can't even think of one I don't like! I grew up watching Moonwalker with my cousins and we would act out every video on there. What's cool now is seeing my youngest brother (only 14) experiencing MJ now, with all the videos they have been showing the past 2 days, with the same enthusiasm as I did when I was like 10. Michael was pure magical talent that transcends time and generations. I'll definitely miss him, but his music lives on for all to continue to enjoy!

  • GreenPost

    GreenPost said 8 years ago

    Off The Wall is still one of my favorite albums- especially side 1. Thriller is a classic and reminds me so much of my childhood watching lots of MTV. Hearing that Michael passed away actually made me cry. RIP.

  • moonstr

    moonstr said 8 years ago

    billie jean was the first song i heard. then i had to hear more. use to take my brothers records old 45s and dance to him in the back yard. lots of early stuff. he was great:)

  • siiri

    siiri said 8 years ago

    His music and dance will be remembered.

  • gypsywoman

    gypsywoman said 8 years ago

    What a great entertainer, gentleman, giver, and gentle soul, we have lost in the death of Michael Jackson. I am vry upset by his passing.

  • ericawalker

    ericawalker said 8 years ago

    i never would have imagined i would have been as shocked and effected by the loss of michael jackson as i am... i feel as though i grew up with him, and he was such a creative force for so many generations. i hope he has found some peace-

  • meanoldbags

    meanoldbags said 8 years ago

    never can say goodbye

  • Gothic61

    Gothic61 said 8 years ago

    There are so many that should not leave so early. My heart hurts now they are gone. They being such a part of our lives...it's hard to grasp such an idea. We will miss them so much!!!!!

  • brettisagirl

    brettisagirl said 8 years ago

    farewell michael. you will be missed, but always remembered <3

  • BlackRose1

    BlackRose1 said 8 years ago

    I just dug out my scrapbook of the Jackson 5 that I made in 1973 and reminisced....I've grown up with him - he will be missed and I hope that he is now at peace.

  • mysticwynd

    mysticwynd said 8 years ago

    I guess I'm still in shock over the news of his death and wondering how the drama surrounding the end of his life will unfold. I'm two months younger that Michael Jackson was, so I basically grew up right along side his career. From his very young Jackson Five days through the rest of his career, he was an amazing talent, although I must admit that the past decade saddened me with all the drama surrounding his life and his strange behaviors.Believe it or not, I still have the Jackson Five's ABC and I'll Be There singles on 45's, as well as Michael's later solo, Ben - one of my favorites. I hope he is finally at rest and that the world will forget the negative and remember the incredible gift to the world that was Michael Jackson.

  • Lunaversoul

    Lunaversoul said 8 years ago

    He has managed inspire us all through his music,talent,style & dance for generations. He will continue to do so even after his death. Peace be with you Micheal Jackson.

  • AnniesWearableArt

    AnniesWearableArt said 8 years ago

    An incomperable loss. My deepest sympathies to his loved ones and my fellow fans. It's so sad that many only define Michael Jackson by Thriller. That is such a small part of a music archive that goes back to the early 70's...my faves are the tunes he sang with his brothers. And those early in his career: faves: "Don't Stop till You Get Enough", "Dancin Machine" "Shake Your Body Down" and (get out the tissue for these folks) "One Day in Your Life", "Maybe Tomorrow", "Ben", "Never Can Say Goodbye", "Got to Be There", and "I'll Be There"...if you do not know these songs, do yourself a huge favor...you'll have new reasons to love his music all over again!

  • younghairlove

    younghairlove said 8 years ago

    i... just can't believe he is gone, maybe he is making us an Elvis; off to a sunny island trying to forget it all and specially these mad tour dates he had planned in London. I remember in France, i must have been about 8 or nine years old and the tv made a special cut in the programm to play the 1st michael jackson video of thriller with all the zombies and stuff, I remember being so scared i ran to my bed covered myself with the blankets trying to not listen to the zombie voice, it wasa horrific. I then fell in love with him, he was just so sexy. I can't believe he is dead. i just dont believe it. Maybe it s a scam, surely it is, because michael can never die. I was though very sorry to hear about the child allegations against him, he left my heart at this point. But i can still appreciate the music genius he was. Michael, be safe, rest in peace.

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 8 years ago

    RIP. He will be missed.

  • sweetcreekherbs

    sweetcreekherbs said 8 years ago

    Me, too...me, too. I will miss him. I've been a fan since my high school days 30+ years ago. ♥♥

  • tigerlily63

    tigerlily63 said 8 years ago

    Such sad news, he was so talented! I have so many great childhood memories listening to his music and watching his videos. I remember being 6 years old and his BAD album was my favorite thing to listen and dance along to.

  • TheRubyKitten

    TheRubyKitten said 8 years ago

    I was there mostly with the Thriller stage, I had a pair of parachute pants and the red leather jacket with all the zippers, funny how those things disappear and I never knew where they went.... I will always remember him in my coming of age years! I will miss him, but his music will always be here

  • JudiPaintedit

    JudiPaintedit said 8 years ago

    Oh I have to say it. The zombie head..... Does that have to do with his face being all messed up????

  • COGnitivecreations

    COGnitivecreations said 8 years ago

    No doubt he went through a lot, but his creative genius will live on forever. Thanks for the tribute to his legacy, Etsy. :o)

  • sseloske

    sseloske said 8 years ago

    JudiPaintedit: I think it's in reference to the Thriller video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtyJbIOZjS8

  • BlueTerracotta

    BlueTerracotta said 8 years ago

    So sad. I remember when the Jackson Five's 45s were on the backs of cereal boxes...my sister and I would cut them out and listen over and over!

  • stubborndog

    stubborndog said 8 years ago

    My brother and I listened to the "Bad" album while jumping on our basement couch and making up new dance moves (jumps?). So many fun memories around his music!

  • MalviMart

    MalviMart said 8 years ago

    RIP MJ http://monicadollison.com/monica/untitled/MJ-1.gif

  • RabbitHoleArt

    RabbitHoleArt said 8 years ago

    It's really really sad indeed, I still can't believe it!

  • EllaParry

    EllaParry said 8 years ago

    I'll remmember him for his musical legacy and so will millions of others. RIP MJ

  • mybirch

    mybirch said 8 years ago

    LONG LIVE THE KING OF POP!! I have sweet memories of dancing with my Mom when I was really young in the living room to Michael Jackson. :( *moon walks out*

  • rntn

    rntn said 8 years ago

    this history of the king of pop

  • michelle3993

    michelle3993 said 8 years ago

    My heart aches I remember long nights as a teenager in a small west texas town. Writing down his lyrics in a notebook, I remember baton twirling to his song. My first kiss to his song, my 15 year old daughter has held my hand and listened to my stories of what his music was to me. He's life was his life he made many mistakes as we all do. His music and his children will be his legacy! Tears well my eyes the thought of those gorgeous children without their father tonight! Forever your fan Michael! You will live in my heart!

  • sylstrawbridge

    sylstrawbridge said 8 years ago

    I remember watching the Jackson 5 with Michael...A,B, C, easy as 1, 2, 3...he was awesome then and only got better when he left the family. Thriller was awesome! I'm so sorry for his inner conflicts; no doubt brought about by his domineering father...so sad. I hope he is finally at peace with himself. His music will keep his spirit alive.

  • michvanetta

    michvanetta said 8 years ago

    I remember "making up" dances with my sisters to the Jackson Five, "Don't Blame it on the Sunshine......" Thriller had the most impact me as I grew older. He will live on in the hearts of many.

  • aphrodite888

    aphrodite888 said 8 years ago

    I grew up with His songs. If only He knew he loved so much by so many people around the world. Yes...He song would stay here for many many more years to come.....

  • zeropumpkin

    zeropumpkin said 8 years ago

    R.I.P MJ :(

  • WoollyWonka

    WoollyWonka said 8 years ago

    I hope he's better wherever he is now... What an amazing musician!

  • PhotosbyPhyllis

    PhotosbyPhyllis said 8 years ago

    It is very tragic to have lost such a wonderfully talented man. His music will never be forgotten for generations to come. He was a wonderful humanitarian and will be missed by many. My prayers and thoughts are with the family. Thank you Michael for the beautiful music.

  • JoDyer

    JoDyer said 8 years ago

    I have the happiest memories about his song "Black & White". I was seven and would get up on saturday mornings to watch the videoclip :)

  • AzitasSurprises

    AzitasSurprises said 8 years ago

    R.I.P. MJ

  • saladforbreakfast

    saladforbreakfast said 8 years ago

    RIP MJ! I miss you!

  • dlkdesigns

    dlkdesigns said 8 years ago

    such a genius, he will be missed~

  • clubviv

    clubviv said 8 years ago

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  • whimsicalpaperdot

    whimsicalpaperdot said 8 years ago

    Very sad !!!! Hope everyone will remember him always !!!

  • dotgale

    dotgale said 8 years ago

    so sad, he was never a child growing up. i hope he had some happiness in his too short life- a miraculous talent.

  • dotgale

    dotgale said 8 years ago

    so sad, he was never a child growing up. i hope he had some happiness in his too short life- a miraculous talent.

  • MarlaJDesigns

    MarlaJDesigns said 8 years ago

    Michael Jackson was a talented and gifted performer. His passing makes me sad.

  • ficklefaerie

    ficklefaerie said 8 years ago

    I can remember having the sixteen magazine pinups of him on one wall and Donny Osmond on the other wall...they were both my heros when I was a teenager :(

  • Stickytiki

    Stickytiki said 8 years ago

    Really so tragic..what a great talent!

  • bijougirldesigns

    bijougirldesigns said 8 years ago

    very sad.

  • magicjelly

    magicjelly said 8 years ago

    Not only was he a truly unique talent, but his career trajectory epitomised the double-edged sword of fame & power. All of that aside, he made the most exuberant, joyous music. My favourite album is Off the Wall - he looked great back then too. He left behind a legacy of amazing music.

  • That70sShoppe

    That70sShoppe said 8 years ago

    His music was part of my life and it seems really strange to think he is gone. But his music will live on with all the millions of copies of records, cds, etc. he sold.

  • forrestinavintage

    forrestinavintage said 8 years ago

    Since I'm a Gen X'er, the 80s was the biggest era for Michael, and for me. He was so fantastic in the Off the Wall and Thriller days--just wowed us all. Weather we liked him or not in his personal life he was an undeniable talent and will be missed. What a legacy his music will carry. Wishing peace for his children and the family as well.

  • OneEcoTree

    OneEcoTree said 8 years ago

    So sad to see a great icon like that go. I never was a huge fan as I was more into the 90s growing up, but I love listening to the Jackson 5...I think because it was all innocent then. He'll live on :)

  • BragAboutIt

    BragAboutIt said 8 years ago

    I do not think there are any words to describe such a tragic loss ... Etsy Sellers said it beautifully - WHAT A TALENT - WE WILL MISS YOU MICHAEL !!!

  • GiggleRainbow

    GiggleRainbow said 8 years ago

    Michael Jackson's music was such a big part of my life. More recently I felt a bit sad for him. It seemed as if needed some help, like he was searching for something real in his life some kind of meaning, Maybe a true friend. I liked so much of his music but Beat It is at the top of the list. Michael Jackson you will be missed.

  • skullyb

    skullyb said 8 years ago

    My heart is so sad, I feel as if I lost a brother. Michael was the most talented person on the planet, his soul is at rest now, he no longer has to worry, struggle or cry, We love you Mike RIP

  • OhBoyCatToy

    OhBoyCatToy said 8 years ago

    i made you a cat toy Michael, your up there in heaven now with hundreds of young angels, forever.....

  • LoveAppleBoutique

    LoveAppleBoutique said 8 years ago

    He will be missed.

  • bmjnyc

    bmjnyc said 8 years ago

    Thanks Etsy, for putting together this really nice tribute to a very talented man.

  • OnTheRound

    OnTheRound said 8 years ago

    rip mj. i will never stop having dance parties in your honor!

  • DestinyPhoebe

    DestinyPhoebe said 8 years ago

    So very sad for this loss. Such a talented person.

  • hellhoundvintage

    hellhoundvintage said 8 years ago

    its been sooo good to hear his music all over the radio today.. he's an absolute genius.. Rest in peace Michael.

  • artdecadence

    artdecadence said 8 years ago

    Yes so talented and so not of this world...hope he's getting to play and just be himself now...

  • sewsewsuckurtoe

    sewsewsuckurtoe said 8 years ago

    so so sad..... he will be missed!

  • SeeJaneStitch

    SeeJaneStitch said 8 years ago

    I was so shocked to hear the news yesterday. His music always brings back memories of fun times. My room mates and I would dance the night away in the clubs listening to his songs. Oh what good times. He was a music genius and will be greatly missed. I will forever listen and love his songs.

  • theartistscloset

    theartistscloset said 8 years ago

    so young (we're the same age) I grew up lovin the Jackson 5. Loved the way Michael moved to the music - he was so connected to it. MJ did have Vitiligo, which I also have, and can relate to how difficult it can be. Life certainly has had challenges for him - my hope for you now MJ, is that you may RIP.

  • swiekysiggies

    swiekysiggies said 8 years ago

    I remember when I finally learned the Moonwalk and showed everyone in 5th grade. We were sooo excited to learn it. I would watch the "Making of Thriller" video all the time. Every video we eagerly anticipated his dance moves. Thanks, Michael for entertaining us all of these years. &hearts

  • khamm75

    khamm75 said 8 years ago

    such a part of my childhood and now my little girl is bopping away to billie jean. his music transcends generations and nations. hard to believe such a major cultural icon is gone. his music will live on.

  • azuredandelion

    azuredandelion said 8 years ago

    I love "Black or White" and "Man in the Mirror" but I grew up listening to "I'll be there", constantly, it gave me hope. It's amazing how much a person you never meet can touch our lives through their talent. Thank you Michael, for sharing your music with us and bringing us joy. Ayita

  • irishpiratequeen

    irishpiratequeen said 8 years ago

    Ebony or Ivory? How about char-broiled?

  • haveitconfections

    haveitconfections said 8 years ago

    "Thriller" was the first tape I vividly remember owning. It's still one of my favorite albums of all time. I will always remember M.J. with a smile. He was the music of my childhood.

  • IceCreamCandy

    IceCreamCandy said 8 years ago

    mj will be missed...king of pop forever

  • pear22

    pear22 said 8 years ago

    so sad... i still can't believe it's true and wish it were some sort of attraction before his last performance. everybody will miss him.. rest in peace, micheal. i think he's in better place now..

  • mamalitascrafts

    mamalitascrafts said 8 years ago

    very very sad,he seemed like such a kind and compasionate man who just wanted love and happiness in his life.

  • MissTiara

    MissTiara said 8 years ago

    Such a nice tribute. When I was young and heard him sing just one word, BEN, I just knew he understood the sweetness and importance of friendship

  • aliciasaccents

    aliciasaccents said 8 years ago

    Michael Jackson was a born performer with the ability to touch his audience in a profound way. He will be missed.

  • creations4brides

    creations4brides said 8 years ago

    I had the pleasure to meet Michael Jackson about 15 years ago after he had watched the Excalibur medieval show in Las Vegas that I once performed in. He had a rush of people around him and was very kind to sign his autograph when I was going up the escalator. My memories of that day will always be very special. He leaves all of us with his incredible talent and love for performing.

  • pastelpetals

    pastelpetals said 8 years ago

    It is very sad..he is truly a legend. RIP!

  • Stargazer02

    Stargazer02 said 8 years ago

    SO SAD! RIP MJ!

  • JetWhitePonytail

    JetWhitePonytail said 8 years ago

    RIP MJ...

  • kaylim

    kaylim said 8 years ago

    heart-aching... listening to 'man in the mirror' over and over today. T_T RIP MJ

  • SkyDreams

    SkyDreams said 8 years ago

    i pray for his children and family... what a ride he had...

  • SkyDreams

    SkyDreams said 8 years ago

    ah! thriller shocked a shy asian teen age girl and spinned her head;)

  • likeOMFGitsJONNY

    likeOMFGitsJONNY said 8 years ago

    So sad. What a great tribute!

  • HoneyBabyBear97

    HoneyBabyBear97 said 8 years ago

    R.I.P. MJ

  • Artistico

    Artistico said 8 years ago

    beautiful art MJ i love them i have and mine somewhere here:) thnks for the post blog

  • 101BestBeads

    101BestBeads said 8 years ago

    What an incredible artist Michael Jackson was. I think about the power of his music to change people, the world, and music as we know it. I am sincerely sad..he was too young.

  • CutieDynamite

    CutieDynamite said 8 years ago

    RIP MJ!!!

  • kissavintagedesign

    kissavintagedesign said 8 years ago

    And there we were, seems like just a few years ago, dancing it up in Motown to techno, acid jazz, hip hop, classics, modern, old school, whatever we personally jived to, in anti-clubs, abandoned-building modern day "speakeasies", fantastic, happy, livin'-it-up-to-the-fullest groove sites, before we even really understood (or could comprehend) what a recession meant (after all, we were all poor), when the djs, my fellow acquaintances also from my youth, would throw on an MJ album into the mix and all the arms would go up as if in praise of and welcoming the rhythm, HIS rhythm, black white whatever didn't matter all over, arms in the air, swaying hips and moving lips, content peaceful places and THEN we really started started dancing because he was the king... and we were together here in Motown...

  • strawberriesandcream

    strawberriesandcream said 8 years ago

    RIP King of Pop!

  • CatiferThreads

    CatiferThreads said 8 years ago

    I remember the first time I saw the Thriller video...I was so young, yet so transfixed!

  • CatiferThreads

    CatiferThreads said 8 years ago

    In fact, I've been listening to the Thriller album all day today. Currently listening to Pretty Young Thing (o:

  • CatiferThreads

    CatiferThreads said 8 years ago

    Rest in Peace MJ

  • akane

    akane said 8 years ago

    He lived a tragic life and died a tragic death, but his legacy will live on forever... RIP MJ

  • ShugaRose

    ShugaRose said 8 years ago

    What a shocking news! I can't believe MJ is gone forever~ RIP MJ! -.-

  • TheNebulousKingdom

    TheNebulousKingdom said 8 years ago

    what a great tribute from Etsy, thank you for that. Rest in peace Michael Jackson.

  • VintageJamie

    VintageJamie said 8 years ago

    Good bye, Michael...

  • whitemetal

    whitemetal said 8 years ago

    Never again will there be such a well known, loved and so extremely talented person. I am happy to say that I lived in a time when he was alive. it's so hard to believe that he is gone. RIP Michael and may you now be at peace..

  • funkyhooker

    funkyhooker said 8 years ago

    I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU MICHAEL! I grew up with your songs,Thank you for your music! RIP .

  • ParadiseBodyShop

    ParadiseBodyShop said 8 years ago

    He is an icon in the least. So shocking how fast he passed. Such a sad day :(

  • PeculiarForest

    PeculiarForest said 8 years ago

    RIP MJ x

  • pixiepaper

    pixiepaper said 8 years ago

    So very sad, wonderful tribute. My thoughts and prayers go out to his children.

  • hellome

    hellome said 8 years ago

    This is very nice. ♥

  • NaomiKimhi

    NaomiKimhi said 8 years ago

    R.I.P we will miss you !

  • bamboobaby

    bamboobaby said 8 years ago

    The world lost an incredibly talented artist. I will miss him dearly.

  • sisply

    sisply said 8 years ago

    He will never die in our heart and mind... Very nice illustration.

  • unemployeddesigner

    unemployeddesigner said 8 years ago

    My mother was an adult when the Jackson 5 came out on Motown Records, and remembers she and other adults singing along with their songs! I loved the Off the Wall album when I was in 1st or 2nd grade - I remember singing and dancing to those songs. But of course it was the Thriller album when I was in middle school that changed the world! We all had such crushes on him! I also remember the Jackson 5 reunion on Motown 25, which sequed into his solo performance of Billie Jean, with him moonwalking across the stage on a little black and white tv in my bedroom because my parents were watching something else on the big tv....(what was WRONG with them!?!?) I could go on and on. I grew up with him. I've been saddened by his tortured growth, and have marveled at his talent and his effect on music, dance and entertainment. It doesn't seem right that he's so suddenly gone.

  • slouchiehats

    slouchiehats said 8 years ago

    I loved his music, both past and present.

  • Bijunea

    Bijunea said 8 years ago

    Lovely tribute. Very very sad indeed.. I feel like part of my childhood was taken away from me. MJ is imortal and will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Michael. =( ***

  • JewelrybyPam

    JewelrybyPam said 8 years ago

    I am the same age as Michael Jackson, and I can remember when I was about 9 or 10 years old being so enamored with him. As he grew up I grew up with him. I never missed a time when he was on t.v. I was in college when he came out with "Thriller". Friends and I were at a dance bar and the new thing was having a large screen next to the dance floor. When "Thriller" came on our lives changed forever. He will be missed.

  • mythunderstood

    mythunderstood said 8 years ago

    He always was and always will be a beautiful spirit. Thanks for promoting my earrings, btw!

  • busterandboo

    busterandboo said 8 years ago

    I remember being blown away by the Motown reunion, and Billie jean, and the moonwalk. Just blown away. Brilliant musician and dancer, gentle soul. His music will live in our hearts forever.

  • LavenderLeaf

    LavenderLeaf said 8 years ago

    In the 80's I played the Thriller album over and over again till I drove my folks crazy with it. I begged for the red Michael Jackson leather jacket and got it for Christmas one year. I wore it EVERYWHERE even in the middle of summer when it was so hot. I'm still in shock that he is gone but I believe now he can finally have some peace. Great article. We'll miss you MJ!!

  • AshleyGrace

    AshleyGrace said 8 years ago

    I loved Michael since the age of 8. Grew up with him in my life. I'm from the generation that got to see him take the music world by surprise. He was my first crush and I never quite got over him. He was larger than life and the coolest dude on the planet. It's so hard to image that he is gone. Since his passing I have been glued to the TV. Watching his life and legacy unfold. Rev Jackson said "That we are out of our joy and he is out of his pain". I will miss him for the rest of my life.

  • SunsetSurf

    SunsetSurf said 8 years ago

    I can't believe he is gone..i was 3 or 4 when i got the thriller album, i still remember playing it over and over. my 2nd grade reward for good grades was the BAD tape. i even had his "Moonwalker" shoes. He was my musical hero and first crush. His songs were the soundtrack to my childhood, and i feel as if a little of my childhood went with him. Good bye, Michael... when ever i hear your songs i will always be transformed into that little girl that danced and sang her heart out in her backyard to you.

  • FreshEra

    FreshEra said 8 years ago

    I was 11 when Thriller came out, and just starting to form opinions about music. Michael Jackson shaped so much of my adolescence, and how I viewed my world. Watching him dance made the hair on my arms stand up - I couldn't believe a human being could be that talented. I never stopped loving his early music, even later when it was no longer "cool" to openly be an MJ fan. I like to remember him looking like he did in 1983. My favorite song is Rock With You from his Off the Wall album, followed by PYT from Thriller. I am crushed that he is gone - it's hard to think about the world without him in it. I am so thankful that he shared his gifts with us.

  • rozzissweetpeas

    rozzissweetpeas said 8 years ago

    Oh my, words can't express my sorrow. I know that he is up there celebrating with the ANGELS. He will be missed, so sorry that the world did not appreciate him when he was here. Love to MJ.

  • frstyfrolk

    frstyfrolk said 8 years ago

    I remember hearing him as the JACKSON FIVE on the radio in the 1970's an as he grew up, I remember! My cherished memory is the Super Bowl Half-time show he did with the Children of the World. And then, the video of all artists singing this song, "We are the World". I also love the song, "I'll be There" and "Lady of my Life" I probably would not have gone to see him in concert but I did respect his music as A GREAT and his dancing as HIS CREATION! I was on his side when he was tried and we all waited for the verdict and I remember loving he was found "Not Guilty". HE was a ROCK LEGEND! God Bless You Michael! Smiles, Cyndi Make memories because no one can take them away

  • ThePaintedPonyEH

    ThePaintedPonyEH said 8 years ago

    I remember desperately trying to catch the "Thriller" video on MTV when it was released. At the time, television watching was somewhat restricted in our house despite having cable. What an incredible music video! He is definitely the King of Pop.

  • retrothreadz

    retrothreadz said 8 years ago

    He will be missed http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19836722

  • Sassyfrass

    Sassyfrass said 8 years ago

    Live life OFF THE WALL!!!!

  • SarahLamont

    SarahLamont said 8 years ago

    RIP MJ. and thank you, for the soundtrack of my childhood....

  • BluCille

    BluCille said 8 years ago

    He was too young.

  • baraki

    baraki said 8 years ago

    so sad, I have made a treasury for him: http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=67486

  • 1AEON

    1AEON said 8 years ago

    everybody should moonwalk for a day..

  • MessyJesse

    MessyJesse said 8 years ago

    I don't think it's quite sunk in yet.... :(

  • brokenwing2

    brokenwing2 said 8 years ago

    Michael.....genious, icon, King of Pop, Legend. Farewell...thanks for the memories. R.I.P. MJ

  • crazyartdolls

    crazyartdolls said 8 years ago

    I was very fortunate to see him in concert, I saw the tour (many years ago) when he was singing "Billy Jean" and did his famous Moon Walk. He will definitely be missed and at least his is now at peace.

  • azgirl09

    azgirl09 said 8 years ago

    I have had MJ songs tape flipping through my head for the past two days. I'll Be There It's one of my favs.My hope is we will all remember the work that he did for world peace and helping childern my he find the peace and love he never knew we will miss him.

  • tzveyah

    tzveyah said 8 years ago

    when i was in third grade my best friend and i would call each other whenever the Thriller video was on, then we'd stay on the phone and do the dance, hearing each other laugh on each side of the phone. and wow, PYT!!!! what a great song!!!

  • xenya

    xenya said 8 years ago

    I never expected to be so affected by the death of a celebrity. R.I.P. Michael.

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 8 years ago

    Thanks for the memories ~*~ much loved.

  • pattiandemma

    pattiandemma said 8 years ago

    I will always remember my brother wearing his Farrah Fawcett t-shirt while we danced to every song of Michael's "off the wall" album...great memories. R.I.P

  • ArtDecoDame

    ArtDecoDame said 8 years ago

    I know people die everyday but it was weird to loose him,Farrah Fawcett and Sky Saxon all on the same day.

  • littlepancakes

    littlepancakes said 8 years ago

    I have a MJ necklace in my shop! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19603635

  • veggiegrl

    veggiegrl said 8 years ago

    I am so shocked. I grew up in the 80's listening to Michael Jackson. My boyfriend bought us tickets to see him in london in two weeks. Terrible. RIP Michael

  • velvetsilhouette

    velvetsilhouette said 8 years ago

    MICHAEL JACKSON IS MUSIC AND LOVE AND ALL THINGS GENTLE, HE NEVER JUDGED ANYONE SO WHY SHOULD SUCH BE DONE TO HIM? HE IS ENTERTAINING GOD NOW =)

  • GoldenBead

    GoldenBead said 8 years ago

    I think mostly I feel sad that he was such a gifted man who meant so much to us yet, he died a very sad man.

  • littlemoandfriends

    littlemoandfriends said 8 years ago

    at some stage in our life we all had a mj song playing like a soundtrack in our lives! he'll be greatly missed for sure!

  • blissiful

    blissiful said 8 years ago

    RIP MIcheal

  • thehotcookie

    thehotcookie said 8 years ago

    Sooo sad! Michael was the best! I even had his action figure!

  • raghousenternational

    raghousenternational said 8 years ago

    Love you Mike! Thanks for the music, the dancing, and the creativity! You are the best...

  • bunnywithatoolbelt

    bunnywithatoolbelt said 8 years ago

    Off the Wall was the first record album I ever saved up my own hard-earned money to buy. I replaced it on CD a few years back because it's still one of the best albums ever made. (I highly recommend that cd--there's some alternate versions of a few songs and an interview with producer Quincy Jones.) I am sad for the loss of this amazing talent and also kind of relieved that he's finally relieved of the intense public scrutiny. I hope his children will be free of that in their lives.

  • loudmouthprinthouse

    loudmouthprinthouse said 8 years ago

    r.i.p.

  • savannahroom

    savannahroom said 8 years ago

    I remember dancing around in my lounge room & trying to sing to 'Black or White' & absolutely loving that video clip ! I was so thrilled when my parents bought his Dangerous album .. I really feel for his children & hope the media really show some respect towards a grieving family .. and regardless of Michaels personal life & many issues as a result of being a child star, I hope he is at peace now knowing the huge impact he had on so many lives around the world, not only through his music but the global attention he brought to world hunger, poverty & race to remind us that aside from being famous, we are all human & can make a difference. This, together with his music, style & his ever increasing levels of creativity, he will never be forgotten, on so many levels x

  • DangleDesign

    DangleDesign said 8 years ago

    I'm so happy that I lived through the mid 70's and 80's to experience his glory days. RIP Michael, you are missed.

  • BretPendlebury

    BretPendlebury said 8 years ago

    wait, who died?..

  • patsdesign

    patsdesign said 8 years ago

    what a sad day :O( it caught me off guard, I couldn't believe it!!!

  • Rusalka

    Rusalka said 8 years ago

    Being a huge E.T. fan, I had the album where Michael Jackson told the story of the movie. He sounded really sweet and sympathetic talking about an alien creature with a big heart. He didn't quite seem of this world. I remember his videos being big television events and going over to a friend's house and watching a VHS copy of the "Thriller" video. I made a collage set on Polyvore inspired by Michael Jackson: http://www.polyvore.com/greetings_from_neverland/set?id=9873368

  • meringueshop

    meringueshop said 8 years ago

    Nice tribute. *sad*

  • alayne777

    alayne777 said 8 years ago

    T also grew up with Michael. I had a mad crush on him and had every album he made. I knew every song... I still have a CD in my car and shove it in every now and then,just to go back to the days when he was a kid and things were simple. I know Michael is in a better place but sure wish he could have made that last tour before leaving us.I will always wonder if he could have "outdid" his achievements.... he was amazing! He lives on through his music and his fans. He made his mark.

  • Alpa

    Alpa said 8 years ago

    End of an Era.

  • adorebynat

    adorebynat said 8 years ago

    RIP M.J.

  • StemellinaSupplies

    StemellinaSupplies said 8 years ago

    When I bought my first radio ,my mother gave me for a gift the "Thriller".I was listening the songs in this album everyday as I didn't have another cassette .I loved his music and for many years I was buying his albums. Rest in Peace♥

  • thingsbuilt

    thingsbuilt said 8 years ago

    Sad. What's worse is all the money that's going to be made from his death. $2000.00 for a THRILLER album? I don't think so.

  • katiemackaysbath

    katiemackaysbath said 8 years ago

    When I was 18, the Jackson 5 were hot!hot!hot! I love their music, & just kept following Michael's amazing career. Of all his music Beat It! was my fave & still is, although Black & White ran a close race. He was admired by the dancing great Fred Astaire!

  • PAINTINGSBYSAM

    PAINTINGSBYSAM said 8 years ago

    We Love You Michael. May you rest in Peace.

  • BellaBabyDesigns

    BellaBabyDesigns said 8 years ago

    I agree it is very sad but I would also like to see something about Farrah Faucett..

  • masaoms

    masaoms said 8 years ago

    I'm going to miss him a lot, I have grown with his music and it's part of my life. I love you Michael!

  • sweetirie

    sweetirie said 8 years ago

    RIP Michael! The world seems a bit grim this week having lost three phenomenal people...

  • SaltyandSweet

    SaltyandSweet said 8 years ago

    The way this makes me feel... :'( I just had to make a tribute mobile for him... his dance moves were just too iconic.

  • sugarlumpsdesign

    sugarlumpsdesign said 8 years ago

    He was music to my ears Magic on the dance floor A pied piper of cultures A happy story A sad story King of Pop Iconic Missed

  • encreepris

    encreepris said 8 years ago

    Its been a few days and I still can't wrap my head around it. I miss him so much, I wish he were still here to spread love and more of his music. He helps me so much in rough times. Without him who knows where music would be.

  • walkthetalk

    walkthetalk said 8 years ago

    I am glad to see Etsy publish this article on Michael Jackson. He is one of the most amazing artists of history who paved the way for other artists and changed the face of pop music and music video.

  • envellop

    envellop said 8 years ago

    I was about 10 when he did a music video for that movie, Free Willy, about the orca whale... And I was madly in love with him, haha. I had mixed feelings about him as an adult, with anger and confusion as well as some compassion, but his passing was just completely shocking.

  • artsharkdesigns

    artsharkdesigns said 8 years ago

    The first tape I ever owned was Thriller. I used to dance around my basement in my footie PJs to Billie Jean for hours! He will be missed.

  • helloearthling

    helloearthling said 8 years ago

    I grew up dancing to the tune of Billie Jean. I have his cassette tapes and a vinyl record. I don't think I'll be recycling them. Maybe I'll just keep them. Rest in peace, MJ.

  • SassysWackdOutGifts

    SassysWackdOutGifts said 8 years ago

    my cousin Sheri and I were great fans of his and I just want to say this is very shocking and very sad for all of us.

  • pjcollect

    pjcollect said 8 years ago

    This is a tragic loss for all music fans. Michael Jackson was a natural talent. His dancing and music was extraordinary, and he will be sorely missed. He went too soon.

  • alexandrarosie

    alexandrarosie said 8 years ago

    So Sad~ I can't get his music out of my head. My heart goes out to all of his friends and family. I pray for his children. Rest in peace Michael.

  • sparklinglotusdesign

    sparklinglotusdesign said 8 years ago

    I always loved roller skating to his songs while the video's played on a larger than life screen at the local roller rink. Thriller was definitely my favorite album. I will always remember him as a sensitive soul.

  • recycledwares

    recycledwares said 8 years ago

    I thought I'd never reach the end of this blog. You can tell by the many posts that michael is loved and missed. I hope the hearts of his children get healed and the family finds comfort. I hope people remember the positive things michael did with his life. I hope he is seen as a regular human being, just like you and I.

  • magdamom1

    magdamom1 said 8 years ago

    Truly one of the sweetest souls to ever walk the earth. Such a talent. The words 'Genius' and 'Icon' are not enough to describe this beautiful man. Michael will be the brightest shining star in our sky, as he always was the brightest of our time.

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 8 years ago

    Goodbye MJ. Rest in peace.

  • tinyspace

    tinyspace said 8 years ago

    he will be missed. for sure

  • EarthBabyDesigns

    EarthBabyDesigns said 8 years ago

    RIP, Michael I came of age in the "Thriller" era. Music came out on cassette tapes then. The Thriller cassette was first one I ever bought. I'd sit in my room at night and listen to it over and over on my boom box. (Remember those?) Loved "That Girl is Mine," "Beat It," and "Baby Be Mine." My bedroom wall was covered in MJ posters. My favorite was one with MJ in a yellow sweater vest and white button down shirt. What I wouldn't give to have that one again!

  • lucky0girl0racer

    lucky0girl0racer said 8 years ago

    I was at work when a patient told me the bad news. Ruined my day. My prayers to his family and close friends. He was truly the KING OF POP!

  • robins8

    robins8 said 8 years ago

    interesting that the medias goal was basically to do him in yet now that he is dead he is an icon to them. his fans always knew he was an icon and stood by him, congrats to them, we'll miss you Michael.

  • loveslothjenni

    loveslothjenni said 8 years ago

    I was home sick from work a few days before he died and ended up watching the America's Best Dance Crew tribute show to his Thriller album. It was a great tribute! (You can watch for free on MTV's website - it's partway through Season One of the show.) I'm really glad that I got to remember him fondly, rather than thinking about all the negatives, when I heard that he was gone.

  • LittleCritters00

    LittleCritters00 said 8 years ago

    I am so sadden of his passing.

  • yaffa86

    yaffa86 said 8 years ago

    I feel so bad, I could not believe it when I heard it, he was one of those that could not be duplicated. RIP Michael

  • rockzeecouture

    rockzeecouture said 8 years ago

    I feel like part of my life has been lost. Growing up I had his poster on my wall and loved many of his songs. He and his family are in my prayers.

  • GLORIACASTANEDA

    GLORIACASTANEDA said 8 years ago

    Rockzeecouture i know what you mean. I felt the same way. Some people just don't understand.

  • chocolateandsteel

    chocolateandsteel said 8 years ago

    I love knowing that I was not the only one who spent hours trying to learn how to moonwalk in my living room. I loved all eras of his music but the 80's I am most fond of.

  • itsMyDesign87

    itsMyDesign87 said 8 years ago

    It's so sad that he is gone. I didn't believe it when I first heard about it...I through it was one of those spoof rumors that are always spread. But, he's really gone, and it's still shocking to me. I listened to his songs almost everyday on my ipod...and since the day he died that's all I've listened to. its crazy! Rest In Peace Michael!!

  • LillysCottage

    LillysCottage said 8 years ago

    Rest in peace Michael. You sure did "thrill" us with your talent! You will be so missed!

  • LDCraftSupplies

    LDCraftSupplies said 8 years ago

    I grew up to you as a part of the Jackson Five, and my son danced to all of your great music, on his beginnings. It is so sad that people so young must leave us so early. Someone has a bigger job for you now! You will always remain in our hearts!

  • rollerscait

    rollerscait said 8 years ago

    I love this. Thank you so much for recognizing a truly great human being. Peace. Love. MJ. Forever

  • DiBeauDesigns

    DiBeauDesigns said 8 years ago

    My name's Diana and I had to go through a lot of teasing when "Dirty Diana" came out. It's sad that he died and I feel sorry for his kids and his family, but I think he's getting too much coverage and hero worship. He was a disturbed person and possibly a pedophile. Sosrry but that's how I feel.

  • hypnoticjewels

    hypnoticjewels said 8 years ago

    Amazing, one of a kind artist!! RIP MJ you'll never be forgotten..

  • psarokokalo

    psarokokalo said 8 years ago

    http://trapme.blogspot.com/ bye michael rest in peace , great post guys!

  • SatinDollVintage

    SatinDollVintage said 8 years ago

    Wow. Still such a shock to me! I watch tv or hear a song and still can't come to grips with the fact that he is gone. Just goes to show how precious life is. He was a wonderful gift given to us for such a short season. His life is one that will keep giving and giving for many years to come! May god bless and keep his children and his family in his love and care. Thanks for taking the time to allow us to say our goodbyes. When I think of him I will think of the song " Smile" from Nat King Cole. He will forevor be that smile to my heart and Im sure for you also.

  • Lillycat36

    Lillycat36 said 8 years ago

    I'm so sad that MJ is gone. He would be so devastated by what will be happening with his children. He was such a talent. So creative beyond most people's comprehension. So tragic. I hope he is at peace!

  • ilovewhatyoumake

    ilovewhatyoumake said 8 years ago

    RIP JACKO!!!! WE LOVE YOU!! AND ALLWAYS WILL :) NICKY FRANKSTON AUSTRALIA :)

  • anointedbeading

    anointedbeading said 8 years ago

    may GOD continue to bless all of those who are praying for the Jackson family. He was a great talent. To GOD be the Glory for giving us someone such as Michael Jackson.

  • ThisTimeAround

    ThisTimeAround said 8 years ago

    I remember working in a retail store when the "Thriller" album came out. We couldn't keep it is stock. This went on for weeks. It made quite an impression on me at the time. I will never forget it. He will be missed. An unbelievable talent!

  • myfarmhousekitchen

    myfarmhousekitchen said 8 years ago

    I just loved Michael so much. I just can not beleive he is gone. I have visited the Neverland gate twice and left him notes. I need to go back. What a talented man. He will be missed...but his music will forever live on. Rest in Peace, Michael. We love you.

  • kristimcmurry

    kristimcmurry said 8 years ago

    Long live the king of pop! He was definitely an icon for our generation. My friend was at the memorial service in LA and she said it was CRAZY!!! There were so many people there. It seems MJ is getting the respect he deserves.

  • santosleather

    santosleather said 8 years ago

    The best entertainer in the world ! Loved the man ! He was amazing ! May he find piece and comfort wherever he is ! RIP MJ ! We will always love you !

  • RentaBauble

    RentaBauble said 8 years ago

    I blogged this topic the other day, too, at http://etsylounge.blogspot.com. I hate to report that as the rumors of MJ's passing was hitting the interent -- before anything was confirmed -- some Etsians were hocking all sorts of memorabilia that reminded me of Ebay and kind of grossed me out. I'm talking used Farrah hot-curler sets, bad snapshots of MJ concerts, etc. To me, that isn't the handmade ethic and not a tasteful tribute to such an artist like MJ. I only blogged items that were listed prior to Thursday, to weed out the opportunists.

  • faithonearth

    faithonearth said 8 years ago

    We will all miss you very much MJ.

  • berhead63

    berhead63 said 8 years ago

    How lovely to log onto Etsy and see this tribute! So nice to read the memories of the King of Pop. My first memory...I was 9 years old in 1972 drinking Shirley Temples with my cousins at their parents lake community center. And Rockin' Robin came on the juke box...I'll never forget that. Thank you MJ for the memories and the legacy.

  • OliviaOlivia

    OliviaOlivia said 8 years ago

    RIP

  • Nikifashion

    Nikifashion said 8 years ago

    We love you forever MJ!

  • darkdevi

    darkdevi said 8 years ago

    depth, inner beauty, spirit, charm, sex appeal, handsome, talented, gifted, caring, loving and giving . He was all of it. What a great lose to the world. R.I.P dear Michael. and say hello to my deseased brother for me. His name was also Michael.

  • ANNIESTYLE

    ANNIESTYLE said 8 years ago

    There willnever be another.R.I.P. But your spirit and love will live on in all of us...

  • hwesson

    hwesson said 8 years ago

    When my son, Austin, was 2 years old Thriller was released. I immediately ran to the store and bought it. When I couldn't find my son, I knew he would be in my bedroom, playing Thriller and dancing a two-year-old's jig. Since that time, MJ has been a part of our household. Thank you, Michael, for introducing my son to your world of music!!!

  • DJsArt

    DJsArt said 8 years ago

    I am a year younger than MJ. We (my friends and classmates) all thought it was great that he was our age and singing, dancing, right up there with all the older singers. It gave our generation the inspiration to dream that anything was possible. He will be missed :(

  • pamwalsh

    pamwalsh said 8 years ago

    Miss You Much..MJ!

  • nomadcraftsetc

    nomadcraftsetc said 8 years ago

    My god, I still can't believe he is gone and it has been a week. He will be greatly missed.

  • oldschooltrading

    oldschooltrading said 8 years ago

    I learned many of my dance moves from Michael Jackson. His music will live on! God bless his family!

  • MangoTango

    MangoTango said 8 years ago

    Michael, I hope wherever you are that you've finally found peace. You'll be missed.

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  • UlanaIlliano

    UlanaIlliano said 8 years ago

    What a sad event, an icon has passed. He definately made his mark on music.

  • esaro1820

    esaro1820 said 8 years ago

    He will be greatly missed and I'm still hoping that this is all a very bad dream, that I'll soon wake from. I would have have to say its for his 1991 TOUR, I was 10 back then and was amazed at how someone cared sooo sooo much for others and vowed to go to one of his concert, however that never came to pass.

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 8 years ago

    So tragic. He was truly brilliant as his songs and imagery became part of our collective consciousness. His song Wanna be Startin Something is my personal favorite.

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